No. 3 Maryland tops No. 2 Creighton
Roundup: No. 5 North Carolina plays to a draw, stays unbeaten
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- In a game featuring two of the top three teams in the nation, the Maryland Terrapins leaned on their MAC Hermann Trophy candidate and a rugged defense.
Casey Townsend's goal in the 14th minute was all the Terrapins needed to remain undefeated on the season as they upended previously unbeaten and second-ranked Creighton 1-0 Friday night before a raucous crowd at Ludwig Field.
The Maryland (10-0-1) defense was strong throughout the 90 minutes, holding the Bluejays without a shot until the 48th minute of play.
Townsend's goal, his team-leading 11th of the season and the first allowed by Creighton (8-1) all year, was set up by a long assist from sophomore Patrick Mullins. Townsend won the battle in the air, flicked the ball past the Jay backline and struck a 10-yard blast into the empty net for the game-winner.
No. 5 North Carolina 2, Duke 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina Tar Heels battled to a 2-2 draw with rival Duke (5-4-1, 2-1-1 ACC) Friday night . Billy Schuler tallied his team-leading seventh goal of the game as Carolina now sits at 8-1-1 on the season and 2-1-1 in ACC play.
The Tar Heels saw their shutout streak end at four Friday night but kept their unbeaten streak alive as Carolina earned a point in the ACC standings to remain in a tie with Duke for second place in the league.
The Blue Devils struck fist in the 15th minute when Nick Palodichuk finished off a cross from Andrew Wegner after a pass up the right flank from Chris Tweed-Kent. Palodichuk sent the ball past goalkeeper Scott Goodwin from eight yards out to put Duke in front in the first stanza.
The Tar Heels answered back before the halftime whistle when Rob Lovejoy found a streaking Billy Schuler. The junior forward raced down the right side and ducked inside a defender and in an attempt to cross the ball to a cutting Ben Speas the pass was deflected. Duke's Riley Wolfe deflected Schuler's pass directly into the goal for the Tar Heel equalizer.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.